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Judging by its expertly styled lookbook, you might be surprised to learn that Parks + Lea isn't exactly a contemporary line. Rather, it's a hyper curated collection of vintage garments—with a particular penchant for pieces that are well-worn, thrashed, and otherwise imperfect.
The woman behind the e-tailer is Kori Bero, an RRL vet and life-long vintage huntress and she describes the ecommerce venture as being different than others in that, "After years of collecting and hoarding, my style and taste has changed widely over time. Each collection I build reflects a different state of mind I am in, in terms of fashion which gives the site depth and variety." The former stylist also differentiates her goods by the way she juxtaposes styles in her thoughtful lookbooks.
Case in point, P+L's recent "Streetwear Mix" lookbook, which features model/deejay/all-around-cool-chick Sam Black. And this badass babe was exactly the right woman for the job. Bero tells us, "This specific collection needed someone who had a strong attitude. Someone who would flash a passing car or give you the finger if you looked at her wrong! Sam has that very care free, confident, spunky, fun and fly by the seat of your pants demeanor which was exactly what I needed."
The featured ensembles include unexpected combos like a distressed slip dress topped with a tee or an oversized bomber with a high-slit skirt—and almost all the pieces you see here and be purchased right now.